Photographic services

Please note that we are a research and teaching department of the University of Oxford. We are not a picture library and cannot supply images at very short notice.

Using existing images

Existing images of the collections can be viewed through the online collections database. The images displayed here are usually both highly compressed and auto-adjusted for levels on an undifferentiated basis. Due to this, the resulting quality as seen on screen may not reflect the original photograph.

For personal and teaching use

Lower-quality images can be taken directly from the object’s catalogue entry page for personal use, private study, academic theses and student essays that are not being published, and free educational lectures or classes, in accordance with Creative Commons.

For publication

If you would like to reproduce an image of our collections online or in print. please complete a publication license application with as much information as possible and send it to photographic.services@prm.ox.ac.uk. All images are supplied in digital format, either as TIFF or JPEG files. We aim to process all orders within 30 days.

Order prints

Selected images from the historic photograph collection are available for order online as framed or unframed prints delivered to your door. A selection of around 700 images is also available to order online from the Bridgeman Art Library. These images have all been pre-cleared for editorial use.

Bespoke photography

Where there is no suitable existing image, we may be able to produce new high-quality photography of the majority of objects in our collections for publication. If you would like to order new photography, please complete the appropriate licence application form below and send it to photographic.services@prm.ox.ac.uk. Please note this will incur a minimum additional cost of £15 per image, and there may be a delay beyond 30 days for processing these requests.

Payment

You can pay via credit card on our online shop, or by invoice.

By credit card

  • Pay online here if you are in the UK (or in the EU and do not have a VAT number) 
  • Pay online here if you are outside the UK and EU, or are in the EU and do have a VAT number

By invoice

Forms, pricing scale, and terms and conditions

imagereproductionfees

Download our Image Reproduction Fees

invoiceing information

Download our invoicing information (Word), if you intend to pay by invoice. Send this form to photographic.services@prm.ox.ac.uk along with your order form. 

 

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